Definitely a slow clap moment.
It's probably not quite as bad as it sounds because the place is a theocracy meaning the pope is basically the dictator of the vatican, right? So he can presumably go ahead and punish anyone there for whatever he wants anyway.
The robust legal framework of a real country probably isn't quite as necessary.
Or maybe it is, wikipedia makes it sound a lot more complicated.
Eh, various articles also say that really this is just making it a lot more specific, and there were general provisions under which child abuse would be illegal in the previous set of laws.